Arizona man arrested after faking own kidnapping to get out of work
There's pulling a sickie and then there's this
A man was arrested in Coolidge, Arizona after he reported he had been kidnapped in order to get out of work, ABC news are reporting.
The Casa Grande Dispatch, a local newspaper, reported on February 10th that police said they had found 19-year-old Brandon Soules near a water tower with his hands behind his back and a bandana stuffed in his mouth.
Soules told police that two masked men knocked him unconscious before driving him around in a vehicle for a while and left him by the water tower.
However, the investigation carried out by Coolidge police, in which they looked at surveillance footage to corroborate his story, found no evidence of a kidnapping or an assault of any kind. That will happen when there is no evidence to find, because you've made it all up.
Soules was arrested a week later for giving a false report to police.
Officers in Coolidge say he admitted he fabricated the story in order to get out of going to his job at The Tire Factory, from which he has since been sacked.